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'A Whiter Shade of Pale' rose Description
'A Whiter Shade of Pale (hybrid tea, Pearce, 2006)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Ron Harris
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
38 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Exhibition name: A Whiter Shade of Pale
Origin:
Bred by Colin A. Pearce (United Kingdom, 2006).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Pocock's Nurseries/Pocock's Roses in 2006.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
White and light pink.  Flowers white with a touch of pink shading.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium.  Medium, semi-glossy foliage.  
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Vigorous.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
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